Chesapeake Player Recap: North - Part 4

The Chesapeake Bowl recently held its inaugural game with the South Team coming away with a 30-27 comeback victory over the North Team. Most would agree that the talent on the field and the coaching on the sidelines made this event a rousing success. takes a detailed look at each player on both rosters and reviews their performances during the week from practices and the game itself. We continue the performance reviews with the North Team (consisting of players from PA, NJ and DE).

FB Demond Haynes, Gateway (PA) – Haynes is a good blocker and touch runner. He will make a good fullback that is all about the contact over carries. He is short but stocky and has good balance. He had a couple good lead blocks and also had a tackle on special teams.

DB Dion Shaw, Ridley (PA) – Shaw was competing in a talent laden defensive secondary but put together a couple nice practices and was solid in coverage throughout the week. He is better suited for zone defense but can help and pick up a receiver in a two-deep set. He had a tackle and steady coverage in the game.

RB Maika Polamalu, Pottsgrove (PA) – I saw Polamalu in the summer when he was working out at linebacker as well. He seems to have settled in at running back and his improvement was very evident. He is running hard with a burst he didn't have this summer. He runs tough inside but can bounce them outside now. He is a bigger back that can be very productive in college. He caught the eye of the coaches and is the kind of player you root for to have success. He had 4 rushes in the game for 31 yards including a reverse field 11 yard touchdown.

OL Artie Rowell, Central Dauphin (PA) – The Pittsburgh commit had a good week. He is a tough bulldog of a blocker. He has all the tools to be a very good college center or guard. He moves well laterally and can get to the next level. He had come excellent blocks for several good runs during the game. He also showed well in pass blocking.

DE Brandon Chudnoff, George Washington (PA) – The Temple commit is really put together. He jumps out at you physically and really passes the eye test. He is a very muscular player but not too thick. He had a good week of practice but it didn't carry over to the game as Chudnoff had limited reps without a tackle. I think it was more about the high caliber of talent than any lacking on his part. He will play and help Temple.

OL Trip Thurman, Dover (DE) – The Florida commit came in with high praise and didn't disappoint. Thurman started at tackle on the right side. He is a big guy with a powerful first step. He needs to stay balanced and move better laterally but he is a strong guy and can drive most players off the ball. Once he is on the defender they are usually in trouble.

OL Kevin Reihner, Scranton Prep (PA) – The Stanford commit had a very consistent week. He grades out very high. He has good footwork and balance. He seemed equally good at run or pass blocking. He has good feet and leverage and stays in front of his opponent. He gets on the defender in a hurry and opened holes all week. He was also able to pull and get to his assignment consistently. He had as good a game as any lineman on either side.

OL Evan Mulrooney, Salesianum (DE) – The Maryland commit is a good lineman prospect that did well all week at center. He gets a good snap back in the shotgun and is quick to recover and make his block. He moves well laterally and has a good initial punch. He has good awareness and is good with double teams and picking up the free defender.

OL Paul Gaughan, Dunmore (PA) - The Boston College commit has a good first drop stop which helps him hold the edge in pass plays. He gets back laterally and gets his long arms on the defender and doesn't let up. He is a big kid that will easily get to 300+ pounds. He enjoys the contact and uses his hands well. He reaches for his blocks sometimes and needs to stay balanced with his feet under him.

DT Brandon Clemons, Delaware Valley (PA) – Clemons is a raw two-way lineman with a huge upside. He is a very engaging player off the field and is a student of the game on it. He soaks up the coaching and is the kind of player that will keep working till he gets the job done. His has athletic potential and although he has good size now, his body is one that can hold a lot more weight in college.

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